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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fourth Flatiron : Excellent Crack (5.8)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: This is a great alternative to the hanging garden. Keep going up and climber's left of the chimney on GM pinnacle to a walk-off right at the base of Challenger.

Definitely not 5.8. Easier than the smooth gully into the hanging garden.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf
By: Stefan Griebel When: Apr 16, 2016

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Comments: Here's a GPX of the approach and descent. This includes ascent of N Face, but I thought I'd cross post it here to help keep folks from getting lost on the hike out in the dark!

dropbox.com/s/f599u7bat79cq3g/...


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf : North Face (5.6 R)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: Here's a GPX of the approach, climb and descent. No more mystery on when to leave the descent gully down low!

dropbox.com/s/f599u7bat79cq3g/...


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Needle and Squaretops : Minerva's Temple : Photo
By: Stefan Griebel When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: The Knife Blade on the North Face / East Ridge route is clearly visible halfway up this photo. Rad! Not many people have been there I think.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Pale Fire (5.12b) : Photo
By: Stefan Griebel When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: I had already used every last draw, and my ass was so puckered up, all I could think to do put my remaining cams on one biner and use the rest to clip bolts. In hindsight, prolly shoulda built a belay anchor and stopped climbing...


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : East Ironing Board : Slave to the Rhythm (5.13b)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Sep 17, 2015

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Comments: 4th bolt is in the process of being replaced. It currently protrudes, and the hanger spins, but is believed to still be safe and not coming out without some serious work.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Photo
By: Stefan Griebel When: Aug 7, 2015

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Comments: Love the contrast of the dark purple sky against the lit up rock. Fantastic!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freezeway (5.7 X)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Up and right. Above the tunnel, maybe 20-30' down from the top of that route and the 1st Flatiron trail.

Great find, Darren!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Royal Arches (5.9)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: It's gone a lot faster since then. Climbing/scrambling splits are in the neighborhood of 20-25 minutes. No new times reported in the last 15 years, but these are pretty crazy! speedclimb.com/yosemite/royal-...


Location: Colorado : The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice ... : Post : Photo
By: Stefan Griebel When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: This is so awesome! Very cool, Austin.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: Jason and I did 26m33s bridge-to-bridge on 8/16/2014. Scott and Brad just lowered that to 26m16s this evening. Wow, speed climbing this thing is so much fun! Go do it!!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Stefan Griebel When: Sep 20, 2014

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Comments: Killer shot! The road looks so far down there!!! Love that climb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freeway (5.0)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Sep 17, 2014

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Comments: Awesome, Hanson! 5m40s is a killer-fast split for the route, the FKT for sure! My best is still over 7 minutes. Thanks for posting your time - gives me some motivation to go chase it... :-)


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Better Layton Never (5.12b)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: That big block just hanging up there between bolts 1 and 2 is freaking scary! Does it move/flex, or was it just my psyche going nuts when I was hanging upside-down on it?!

Maybe I just need more time to figure out the beta, but even relative to other Eldo 12b's (e.g. Scary Canary, Hairstyles, Song of the Dodo), this felt much harder. Perhaps even harder than Your Mother. I honestly would not be surprised to see it get a 13-.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : North Face (5.6 R)
By: Stefan Griebel When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: I bootied a couple cams up here this morning. PM or email me if they are yours.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Apr 23, 2014

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Comments: I agree that combining P1/P2, and P4/P5 is the way to go. The Edge as 3 pitches is perfect, and I've never had rope drag doing it this way. Provided, of course, that you use a long sling on whatever you place in the nombay chimney.

Currently (April 2014), there is a fixed green C3 Camalot on P1, a rigid Friend in the dihedral on P4, and a yellow Metolius after the boulder problem on P5.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freeway (5.0)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Nov 13, 2013

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Comments: Just a fun, speed scrambling update on this route for anyone who cares about this stuff - probably not many. The new FKT (fastest known time) is now just a hair under 33 minutes by Dave Mackey on Nov. 2, 2013. This was running in via Bluebell Rd. and 3rd Flatiron trail, then running out the 1st Flatiron / Chautauqua trail for a fantastic scramble loop. I was about 4 seconds back... :-)


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Fern Canyon Rocks : Rock Of Ages : Heavenly Daze (5.12c)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Aug 28, 2012

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Comments: Cool route, but why the epoxied stopper when the rest of the route is bolted?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fifth Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Stefan Griebel When: Oct 24, 2010

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Comments: Ahh, the secret downclimb has now been made public.... Now no one will head up the 5th solo with a keen sense of uncertainty about finding out the secret for themselves.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Lower East Face : Endless Summer (5.12- R)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Aug 16, 2010

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Comments: P7 is rumored to have not yet seen a 2nd ascent. I headed up there to give it a try (unsuccessfully) on 8/7/2010, but certainly had an adventure. Pitch breakdown, ratings and description (by Bob Rotert) are spot on, although he underplays the severity of this climb. Scope out the wetness situation before heading up. If there is a lot of water everywhere, I would recommend choosing a different route.

P1 definitely needs a bolt for an anchor. An old pin and tiny nut are a bit scary. Backed ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Gambit (5.8)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Aug 5, 2010

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Comments: The trail was built in Oct/Nov 2009 and was fully funded by ACE (www.aceeldo.org) through generous donations from climbers. Visit the website and make a donation today!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Supremacy Rock : Supremacy Crack (5.11) : Photo
By: Stefan Griebel When: Jul 21, 2010

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Comments: Classic photo! Mic can climb the 1st Flatiron with no hands, and Supremacy Crack with no feet. He really is my hero!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : s00kr33m (5.13a/b)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Jul 14, 2010

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Comments: I just had a good laugh on the nitpickiness over the case-sensitive funky spelling... From the description:

Note to armchair grammarians and climbing historians: the correct spelling is: s-zero-zero-k-r-capital E-capital E-m. "s00kreem": Supreme like Diana Ross; creamy like half-and-half.

Ummm, so wouldn't that be "s00krEEm". If you're gonna talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk. I'm just sayin'...

Great route though. Can't wait to get back on it and figure out the m... more >>


Location: CO : Empire : Ra : Windows On the World (5.12b)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Jun 20, 2010

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Comments: Ditto that, Tony. 3 years later & my partner and I were the only ones up there today. Perfect climbing temps.

We mistakenly did P1 of Empire of the Air, and then the rising 5.7 traverse to the base P3 - the main, awesome shield - of WOW. This does allow you to get to the golden pitch in 1 long pitch though.

P4 is definitely no longer 5.11c/d! There is no jug anywhere near the 2nd bolt, and whatever used to be a dyno to the giant hold right of the 3rd bolt is now a balancy, reachy pull on t... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Flying Flatiron : The Inside Passage (5.12c R)
By: Stefan Griebel When: Jun 18, 2010

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Comments: Dang, I loved you're original description.... It was so classic! Maybe you can repost the text as a comment?


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